The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, April 29, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Xi’s “Global Security Initiative” looks to counter Quad
The Hindu, April 28, 2022

The Politics of Interruption
China Media Project, April 29, 2022

China’s aggressive efforts to bring back fugitives grow more brazen
The Washington Post, April 29, 2022

Chinese Digital Times, April 28, 2022

Son of Dalian Wanda billionaire banned from Weibo after criticism of COVID-19 policy
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2022

Musk’s Ties to China Could Create Headaches for Twitter

The New York Times, April 29, 2022

随着中国在亚洲海域实力增强,日本进行反制(Japan counters as China's strength in Asian waters increases)
Voice of America, April 29, 2022

澳大利亚拒绝与中国军警合作 或不向所罗门派遣维和部队(Australia may not send peacekeepers to Solomon Islands if China sends troops there)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2022

北京数十人涉封城言论被拘 新浪微博公开网民IP惹争议(Dozens of people in Beijing are detained for remarks on lockdown; Sina Weibo's disclosure of netizens' IPs triggers controversy)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2022

Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

Security law: Hong Kong student gets 5 years jail for incitement of secession, as judge walks back sentence discount
Hong Kong Free Press, April 29, 2022

Families of foreign prisoners in China worry about their health, safety amid Shanghai’s devastating COVID-19 lockdown
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 28, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Grim tales test China’s claim to be governed by the people
The Economist, April 30, 2022

China Sets Economic Stimulus Plan to Offset Covid Lockdowns

The New York Times, April 29, 2022

Exclusive | China to end regulatory storm over Big Tech and give sector bigger role in boosting slowing economy, sources say
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China digs in on zero-Covid strategy despite public’s frustrations
Agence France-Presse, April 29, 2022

Why some Chinese are angry about covid
The Economist, April 30, 2022

Hong Kong leadership hopeful John Lee vows local security law, more housing, but admits manifesto ‘limited’
Hong Kong Free Press, April 29, 2022

李家超提四个政纲 将推动《基本法》第23条立法(John Lee issues 4-pronged policy platform, will promote Article 23 legislation under Basic Law)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2022

上海敲锅抗议被指“境外势力” 北京五一就地过节(Banging pots to protest in Shanghai is branded agitation by "foreign forces"; govt asks people to stay in Beijing on May 1 holiday)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2022

北京疫情升温多学校关闭 上海推常态化筛检(Beijing schools close in Covid-19 surge; Shanghai promotes normalized screening)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Escape from Shanghai: my harrowing flight from the world’s strictest lockdown
Coda, April 28, 2022

Backlog of Hong Kong cases must be cleared so justice is not delayed or denied
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2022

封控运动中的上海,是 2500 万人民的变异版"集中营"(Shanghai in the lockdown movement is a mutated version of a "concentration camp" for 25 million people)
Matters, April 28, 2022